Can nurses rise to the public health challenge? How a novel solution in nurse education can address this contemporary question

Published on Oct 1, 2017in Nurse Education Today2.49
· DOI :10.1016/J.NEDT.2017.06.015
Angela Louise Turner-Wilson3
Estimated H-index: 3
(BU: Bournemouth University),
Anne Mills4
Estimated H-index: 4
(BU: Bournemouth University),
Karen Lesley Rees3
Estimated H-index: 3
(BU: Bournemouth University)
This paper raises the problem of how improvements in health outcomes, a key component in many governments' strategies, can be achieved. The work highlights a novel undergraduate educational approach which offers solutions to public health challenges within nursing. Against the backdrop of one UK university institution it discusses approaches that can guide nursing students towards a deeper understanding and engagement within the principles of public health. It then proposes how nurses can use their learning to become leaders of health improvement.
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